Earth First Farms is a family-owned certified organic fruit and vegetable farm in Southwest Michigan. Located 100 miles from Chicago, we sell our products in the fall at Chicago farmers markets. We are happy to provide opportunities for certified organic U-Pick for apples. Our major varieties include Red and Golden Delicious, Jonathon, Paula Red, Empire, and Rome. Additional varieties in smaller quantities include Honeycrisp, Cortland, Fuji, Pink Lady and Gala. Ask about the availability of our rare and heritage varieties - they tend to crop less regularly.
Other certified organic fruits includes strawberries, watermelon, melon, pear and small amounts of raspberries, blackberries and rhubarb. We also grow peaches.
Large selection of organic vegetables are grown, including tomatoes, summer and winter squash, peppers and many more.
We also offer fresh Apple Cider and other apple products. We invite to join our 3-month Apple CSA for Chicago and Michiana customers. Annual harvest festival in late September/early October includes live music, apples, apple products, hay rides, food and drink.
Come out for U-Pick - Weekends, Labor Day through Halloween!
Season: August through November
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 500
Full Share: Organic Apple CSA: $45/season, with 6 deliveries between Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Total of 30 pounds of organic apples and a gallon of cider with the last delivery.
Work Req? No
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Schedule and Location:
Chicago (Green City) Saturdays 7-1
Chicago (Logan Square) Sundays 10-3
Chicago (Rogers Park - Glenwood) Sundays 9-2
Please see our web site for directions.
We wholesale Certified Organic Apples, strawberries, produce and our award-winning apple cider. Email us to hear about our weekly offerings.
Despite what other apple farmers in the area will tell you, Earth First Farms is proving that it is possible to grow certified organic apples in the Midwest.... [more]
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My family spent an afternoon at Earth Farms picking apples last fall. They were so good, we decided to pick extras for our neighbors in Chicago. They were a huge hit and now our friends seek out Earth First Farms at the Edgewater Farmer's Market.... [more]